Alejandro González Iñárritu has won the Best Director Oscar for his work in Birdman.
Iñárritu also won the Director’s Guild of America Award for Outstanding Director for his work on the film, which is largely edited together to appear as a single shot. The director also won for the film’s original screenplay earlier in the ceremony.
Birdman focuses on Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), an actor who, after seeing his career slide, attempts to stage a Broadway adaptation of a Raymond Carver short story. The film is largely shot in and around a single Broadway theater.
Earlier in the Oscar ceremony, Birdman also won for Best Cinematography in addition to original screenplay and directing. Iñárritu is also the second Latin American director in a row to win the award, after Alfonso Cuarón won last year for his work on Gravity and became the first Latin American director to win the award.